Enabling urban planners to better understand city green spaces by using GIS and satellite imagery

Enabling urban planners to better understand city green spaces by using GIS and satellite imagery. In: IFLA Asia Pacific Congress 2014, 25-30 April 2014, Pullman, Kuching Sarawak. (Unpublished) (2014)



Abstract

There is an emerging global consensus that green spaces within cities and urban areas should be protected for the many amenity, environmental, health, economic and social benefits they confer. However, the capability to inventory and to monitor any changes of urban green spaces and to use such information to help formulate plans to protect the green space is actually needed most urgently in the rapidly developing cities such as Kuala Lumpur. In this study, we explored how suitable the use of GIS and remote sensing methods for recognising, classifying and mapping urban green spaces in a developing cities such as Kuala Lumpur. The
motivation for this study is to enrich the information about urban green spaces stored in urban planning information systems. The method involves first expanding the land cover types to be recognised as green spaces, secondly mapping these spaces out city-wide using existing digital
mapping and then thirdly extracting further information about the nature and condition of the land within each of these land parcels, by semi-automated classification of high resolution IKONOS satellite data. We suggest that the methods could offer city planners an enhanced understanding of the nature and condition of remaining urban green spaces the city provide. The use of GIS and remote sensing produces a more complete picture of the distribution of green spaces across the whole Kuala Lumpur city which enables it to be mapped, possibly for the first time in Malaysian city.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Urban green spaces, GIS, Remote sensing
Taxonomy: By Subject > Architecture, Planning & Surveying > Town Planning
By Subject > Architecture, Planning & Surveying > Landscape Architecture
Agencies of Resources: Non-Governmental Organisation > Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) | Email fr Nurazlinda Mohd Noor Madi (Administrative Officer) - 28/7/2020
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Architecture, Planning & Surveying
Depositing User: Shahidatul Akhmam Rambeli
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2020 02:07
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2020 02:10
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